Toyota has silently launched the Toyota Innova 2015 model, which is basically a lightly updated version of the popular MPV. The new model has been launched alongside the new variants of the Fortuner SUV. The “all new” 2015 Innova, as the marketing guys at Toyota are calling it, sees changes that are hard to spot, along with a price hike due to the rollback of excise duty cuts and the standardization of airbags across all variants. The Toyota Innova is arguably the best MPV on sale in India right now and is very popular with both fleet owners and private car buyers. The latest update should be one of the last few that we’ll see, before the next generation Toyota Innova arrives in 2016.
The Toyota Innova 2015 model is dearer than the last version by around Rs. 70,000, so the current price range is from Rs. 10,51,451 to Rs. 15,80,930, Ex-showroom Delhi (post increased excise duty).
As mentioned earlier, changes made to the Toyota Innova are very minor and basically they have been carried out in order to re-launch the car with the updated price.
- Dual front airbags and ABS standard across the range
- Slightly tweaked bumper and side moulding
- Slightly redesigned front grille
- Dual tone dark grey alloys
- Wood finish for the steering wheel
- New leather seats
- New “Oak” finish for the interiors and wood finish on armrests(higher variants only)
- Roof mounted A/C vents for the third row
- Two new paint shades- Bronze Mica Metallic and Silver Metallic.
All of the above changes are applicable only to the diesel variant which is powered by a 2.5 litre D4D diesel motor producing 103bhp and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. No automatic transmission is offered on the Toyota Innova yet.
The Toyota Innova still remains one of the most popular MPVs in India, much of which is thanks to its space and practicality, which smaller, cheaper MPVs cannot match. However, at Rs. 15 lakhs (ex-showroom) it has become quite expensive over the years and is beginning to show its age too. The next generation Toyota Innova, which is currently undergoing extensive testing, should be available in 2016. Till then we expect to see more limited/special editions and, as always, we’ll keep you updated.
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